Been thinking about getting a reciprocating saw for some time, but due to the fact that I am a female, and not so strong in the arms, made me wait until they came out with one that was reasonably lightweight, but still had some cutting power, mostly for small projects around the home. I was not sure this would be the best choice, but took a chance after reading the pros and cons about other saws and helpful reviews, plus studying the specs at the Milwaukee website. I am happy to say, this saw was better than expected. Fairly easy to handle for me, and easy to snap in blade changes. I ordered a second regular size battery (this one comes with the XC battery, which is heavier) which will surfice for quick little cutting projects just fine. I also ordered the 12 pack blade replacements, and now have a cutting outfit that will handle many different jobs. The tool is well balanced, and really not much vibration when cutting, so it works just perfect for me. It seems to be well built, and nicely finished. The tool bag that comes with it is perfect to store it in along with the extra blades and charger. My husband likes it too, and he can handle the extra weight of the XC battery pack, and can do some tree branch cutting without fussing with an electrical cord. Very Good Purchase!